Mental Health

Opioid addiction: 11 big signs you should know

Many people use opioid to deal with chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drug, they become addicted to it. it is not always easy to...

Social media use may bring risks to your mental health

Positive interactions on social media are not making people feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, according a...

Many older patients may get too many depression drugs

In a new study, researchers found potential overprescribing of antidepressant medications occurred in nearly one-quarter of elderly residents. The team studied individuals living in Olmsted...

Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth may mean other mental diseases later

Engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviors is part of typical child development. However, behaviors that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a...

Sexual assault strongly harms physical and mental health of women

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh show that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a big impact...

PTSD linked to high risks of heart disease, cancer

In a new study, researchers found post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was linked to cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome. In the...

There could be three types of depression

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and these rates are on the rise. However, doctors and scientists...

This high blood pressure drug could help treat pain and anxiety

In a recent study, researchers found that an inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has the potential to treat certain types of...

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may help prevent obesity

In a new study, researchers found that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are significantly less likely to become overweight or obese. The research examined the...

Scientists discover early warning signs of psychosis

In a recent study, researchers found that brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will...